If I had to describe myself in one word, I'd have a really hard time. I'm on the quiet side at times, but I love making people laugh. I like to read and write, but I don't get to do enough of either. Coming home to an excited dog is always one of the high points of my day. I like music with lyrics that hit me right in the chest, which means I've got a strange mix of tunes on my Ipod --everything from Billy Joel to The Killers. It sounds silly to write it, but I really do feel passionately about progressive issues and I'm always trying to learn new things. I like to travel, but I like coming home even more. When I'm feeling down, I like to watch Eddie Izzard doing stand up; he always makes me smile. I like to wander. Don't get me wrong, destinations are great, but I think it's more fun to just go where you go and see what you see. It's often the places you never would have thought to go that end up being the places you most want to be. I was brought up Catholic, but now I'm more relaxed and groovy on the idea of organized religion.